Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
November 2017 CALENDAR
Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Ordway Concert Hall
Tickets start at $27
Started a decade ago by Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester, Black Violin is a blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B and bluegrass music. They are accompanied live by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin has performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries. More info and tickets at https://ordway.org/event/black-violin.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Nov. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m.
State Theatre (805 Hennepin Theatre, Minneapolis)
Tickets start at $28.50
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her Nutcracker prince travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve. Special guest emcee Kurtis Blow, one of hip hop’s founding fathers, will perform a short set to warm up the crowd before rapping the introduction to The Hip Hop Nutcracker.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker is presented by the Ordway and Hennepin Theatre Trust. More info and tickets at https://ordway.org/event/hip-hop-nutcracker.
The Illusionists presents Adam Trent
Nov. 21-26, times vary
Ordway Music Theater
Tickets start at $45
Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the break out star of the world’s best-selling magic show The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. More info and tickets at https://ordway.org/event/illusionists-presents-adam-trent.
Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Ordway Concert Hall
Tickets start at $37
Showcasing one of the greatest voices of our time, Linda Eder’s diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz. Eder is perhaps best known for her successful recording career and for originating the role of Lucy in the Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde. More info and tickets at https://ordway.org/event/linda-eder.
ABOUT ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.